Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity: Proceedings of a Workshop


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The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a workshop on February 4, 2016 titled Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity in which speakers shared strategies for individuals, organizations, and communities to advance racial and health equity. Topics included increasing awareness about the role of historical contexts and dominant narratives in interpreting data and information about different racial and ethnic groups, framing messages for different social and political outcomes, and readying people to institutionalize practices, policies, and partnerships that advance racial and health equity. The workshop consisted of a keynote presentation on racism and health inequities over the life course, followed by presentations on the policies of urban renewal and the production of inequities; building individual and institutional readiness for equity, diversity, and inclusion; framing messages to advance racial and health equity; and a case study of institutionalizing racial equity in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.